Kyle Miller Smith broke a 1-1 tie with 16 seconds left in the third period, lifting the Tri-City Outlaws to a 2-1 over the Bellingham Blazers in a NORPAC win in Bellingham.
Tri-City goaltender Stephen Hunter stopped 56 of 57 shots in goal, holding off the Blazers during a whirlwind third period of 20 Bellingham shots.
Brendan Odell scored the Outlaws first goal in the second period and assisted on the game-winner.
Second1, TC, Brendan Odell (Aaron Questad), 7:14; Third2, B, Dawson Quint (Sasha Perron, Chad Haywood), 6:54; 3, Kyle Miller-Smith (Odell), 19:44. ShotsTC 24, B 57. SavesTC, Stephen Hunter 56 saves-57 shots. B, Robert McDonald 22-24.